Poco Loco (pricey), Picasso Lake (very nice woodsball), County Paintball Club (great price)
Del Hobbies Paintball in Pedricktown, NJ had several fields and is located on an old military base. Most of the fields were filled with teams. The cost for rec players was $20 if you use your own paint (includes air), $15 if you buy their paint, $10 if you are on a team.
They had probably two hundred people there (mostly in teens and early 20's). They separated the teams from the recreational players and had them playing on different fields. There were about 30 rec players. It took me about 10 minutes to get a refill on CO2, there was no line, they were focusing on serving the team players (their primary customers). As a recreation player, I felt like a second class citizen. The Nitrogen refill line was quite long and filled with team players.
All they had was air-ball (inflated obstacles on flat terrain). This place was noisy! The team players made a lot of noise, shouting & shooting about 4,000 paintballs a minute. Even in the rec area, you would run to an obstacle and stay there for most of the game, popping up to shoot. Hopefully you could advance to another obstacle after people were eliminated and the volume of fire decreased. Players with high end guns and lots of paintballs have a serious advantage in this type of field.
The field was littered with unbroken paintballs, so you had to get used to stepping on paintballs. Because of the volume of fire, the obstacles became covered in paint, so if you brushed against an obstacle, you would get covered in paint.
The kitchen sold hot dogs for $1, hamburgers for $2, and cheeseburgers for $3. The food was cooked quickly.
I didn't enjoy the flat terrain and relatively close quarter combat where the success was greatly influenced by the volume of fire. At the start of the game, we would shoot at the other side as they ran for cover from the starting point, sometimes you could eliminate a player at the very beginning. Other than the obstacles, there is no where to hide and camo doesn't help.
Personally I prefer a wooded paintball field where there are places to hide and the typical players use less than 200 balls per game. For the above reasons, I give this field an Average rating of 5.
Last edited on Friday, June 10th, 2005 at 8:07 pm PST